September 13, 2019
(Boston, MA, 09/13/19) Kansas Jayhawks running back Pooka Williams Jr. (1) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Boston College Eagles during the third quarter of an NCAA football game at Boston College in Boston, Mass., on Friday, September 13, 2019.
Pooka Williams’ Kansas football career is officially over. The Jayhawks’ former star running back, who opted out of the remainder of the 2020 season after four games, announced Sunday afternoon the next step in his football life, declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft.
The Kansas football team’s receivers and quarterback weren’t the only ones who benefited from the offense spreading the field at Boston College, where the Jayhawks often lined up with three or four receivers. The resulting spacing allowed KU running backs Khalil Herbert and Pooka Williams to flourish, as well, thanks to one-on-one scenarios in the open field. By Benton Smith